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In August 1992, Austin voters overwhelmingly approved the SOS Water Quality Ordinance and the Save Our Springs Alliance was incorporated to defend and advocate for the ordinance, Barton Springs, and the Edwards Aquifer ecosystem.

Now, 22 years later, as the threats to Barton Springs and the aquifer unfortunately continue,  we're still here fighting to protect them.

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Are You a NIMBY?
Thursday, 18 September 2014

On Sunday, September 14th the Austin American-Statesman published a guest editorial by Austin developer Ed Wendler on growth, traffic, and the common epithet thrown at environmentalists and neighborhood leaders, "NIMBY."   Please take a few minutes to read it here, republished on the Hill Country Alliance website. This is one of very best editorial columns we have seen in many years. We hope it will open the door for people to think and talk about both the costs and benefits of growth and how we might manage growth for a more sustainable, affordable, and healthy Austin.   One astute neighbor seeks to reframe NIMBY as "SNIMBY," Something Nice In My Backyard. We love it!

 
Important Water News
Thursday, 18 September 2014

Last week the online Texas Tribune published an important piece by environmental reporter Neena Satija making clear that piping water in from the Carrizo Wilcox aquifer to cities on the I-35 corridor is not quite the “quick fix” that private water sellers and some elected officials are claiming.   San Antonio is actively considering a proposal to purchase water from a the Carrizo at a cost of $2 to $3 billion for its rate payers. This summer Austin’s Water Resources Planning Task Force recommended against Austin’s participation in any large-scale water importation scheme.

 
SOS Aquifer Toll Road Comments
Tuesday, 02 September 2014

While juggling vacation after Barton Springs Fest, SOS Alliance's team of lawyers and water, wildlife and transportation experts filed detailed comments on TxDOT's and CTRMA's draft environmental impact statement on the proposed SH 45 SW toll road. Our team's comments are collected into one document HERE for those interested in learning more. The battle over 45SW and the proposed conversion of Mopac from a local commuter highway to Interstate 35 West will heat up in the weeks ahead.

 
Donate to Living Springs
Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Living Springs documealtntary needs SOS member support - Media producer and U.T. Faculty Member Karen Kocher's documentary Living Springs series needs our help by September 8th. Please consider a donation today to this excellent online Barton Springs education project through Kickstarter. Let's help Karen meet her $5000 Sept. 8th goal to finish up the current phase of the project.

 

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